February 14, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
The Optimus Pad has just been officially announced by LG at Barcelona, and that’s the European name for the T-Mobile G-Slate. The Optimus Pad features Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and the now almost standard 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip with 1080p video recording and playback.
LG’s tablet rocks a 8.9-inch 3D capable display, and the Optimus Pad can also capture 3D footage. I’ve personally started to like 3D devices more and more, especially since I realized that the 3D mostly is optional and that displays on 3D devices can act just like normal screens if you want.
In 2000, Avatar director James Cameron went to Tokyo to meet with Sony’s hi-def-camera division. He convinced them to help him make his “holy grail” of cameras: a lightweight, dual-lens, HD shooting wonder. The new technology would allow him to conveniently capture sharp and precise 3D images that would not give viewers headaches even after hours of exposure. Now that camera technology exists on Android tablets and phones available to everyone for a fairly low price – pretty amazing when you think of it.
The LG Optimus Pad will start hitting European shelves in March.
- Dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
- 8.9-inch touchscreen
- 1280 x 768 resolution
- 15:9 aspect ratio
- Android 3.0
- Size: 8.9″ diagonally and 149.4mm horizontally